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London

Walking to Kew

I walked to Kew from where I live the day after the London Marathon.  For the London Marathon, about 40,000 people ran nearly 27 miles, including one dude who ran the distance while in space.  […]

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Turning Seasons

My uncle, who is at the best of times proudly cantankerous, declared at Christmas: “I hate summer.  The light’s just bright and boring.  Give me winter light, far more interesting.” Did I mention he’s cantankerous?  […]

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A London List

A little London List, to pass the time. Men in children’s playgrounds who have taken over the monkey bars and associated kits. They pull themselves up with their fingertips, swing for a while, do push-ups […]

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At Least He’s Breathing!

I was sat in a park near Brixton Underground a few days ago, scribbling away, when a man started having a seizure. He was in his mid-forties, I’d say, and was in the park, lying […]

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The Canal at Night

So a few days ago, I walked back from my escrima class along Regents Canal after the sun had set.  I always walk along the canal to the class, when the sun’s up, but very […]

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Joyous London Maps

These…. http://literarylondonartprints.co.uk/Literary-London-Map http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomphillips/the-definitive-stereotype-map-of-central-london?utm_term=3l6eqo2#23oq5jk … make me happy!

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London Things That Make Me Happy

1.  The 243 bus route, as it gets to Goswell Road, announces the stop in one of the most sensual voices ever to grace the London transport network.  It’s almost indecent how excited the automated […]

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Season of Daffodils

Every year I tend to blog about how beautiful London can be in spring.  Alas, as I write this entry, all of England – not just London – is shrouded in light smog.  A mixture […]

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Sound Map of London

This: http://www.soundsurvey.org.uk/index.php/london_map/intro/ … is awesome.

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This is stunning…

http://now-here-this.timeout.com/2013/12/11/23-dazzling-photos-of-the-fog-enveloping-london/ For my part, waking up that morning, I looked out of my window and all I saw was white.  London had vanished.  It’s a slightly spooky feeling, particularly when you’re a few floors up, […]

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I LOVE LORD MAYORS FIREWORKS!!

WHEEEEEEEE!  BOOOM! Ahem. I may get a little giddy whenever I see fireworks. By the river, I may get even more giddy.  Also!  Thrillingly, this year the Lord Mayor of London is a lady… the […]

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